Colombia: Cartagena

After Medellin, our last few days were spent in Cartagena. Cartagena was different from both — Bogota and Medellin. The warmest city of the three with cruise ship unloading passengers after passengers, Cartagena is also the most touristy city. The city is divided in two parts: the old town, signified by the old walls, and the new town, signified by Miami-like skyscrapers. ...

Colombia: Medellin & Santa Fe

Medellin | Santa Fe | Antioquia | Colombia | RedBarberry.com

From Bogotá our group flew directly to Medellin; or rather to Rionegro, a small town about 45 minutes away. Medellin, once dubbed “the most dangerous city in the world,” was a lot of things, poor, rich, hot, messy, clean, classy, trashy, posh, hipster… It immediately  felt different from Bogotá, but not at all in a bad way.  ...

Colombia: Bogota

Bogota | Colombia | RedBarberry.com

After Germany, my life took me on another journey, now for work and down to South America. I’ve been to Mexico, but this was my first time visiting South America.  It was a group trip and most of our agenda was pre-determined, which worked out great, since I didn’t have much time to research the country. First on the agenda was the capital, Bogotá. High in elevation, it was comfortable 45-70 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the day. People typically escape winter...

Germany in May

As tradition has it, a quick clip to summarize the trip. I have no idea what the rap says, hopefully it’s nothing too offensive. 😂 Munich: http://www.redbarberry.com/germany-in-may-munich-munchen/ Berlin: http://www.redbarberry.com/germany-in-may-berlin/ Hamburg: http://www.redbarberry.com/germany-may-hamburg/ Flensburg and Glücksburg: http://www.redbarberry.com/germany-may-flensburg-glucksburg/...

Germany in May: Flensburg and Glücksburg

Glucksburg | Germany | RedBarberry.com

Finally, the real reason I came to Germany, was to see my friend say, “I do!” Or whatever the German equivalent is… Ya!  The train ride from Hamburg to Flensburg was uneventful, there were plenty of empty seats available, reservations were not needed.  My friend, Jan, picked up Olga and me from the train station to go to Glücksburg where all the guests were staying and the wedding was taking place. For the first time we got to experience the no-speed-limit...